Canadian Copywriters Rock! Are We Taking Over The Industry?

Filed under: Copywriting — Shaune on Sunday, April 29, 2007

Honestly, I think there’s something in our blood.

Are we born to write?

Is marketing savvy in our blood?

Is our DNA infused with salesmanship?

I’m going to get to the list Canadian notables in a moment.

First, let’s take a quick look at other fields of endeavour where Canadians tend to shine…

Consider the population of Canada is about the same as the State of California and check this out…

Internet Marketing — Ken Evoy — Yes, the founder of SiteSell is A freakin’ Canadian!

Wealth Building — T. Harv Eker and Raymond Aaron — From British Columbia and Ontario, respectively.

Jim Carey — The list of high-calibre Canadian comedians is also long.

Bob Rock — Rock Music producer/Icon - Canadian.

Steve Nash - A short — very short, very Canadian — guy who has twice won the NBA, MVP.

I’m not kidding — He’s on track to have three-peat — Three NBA, MVP’s in a row — Whoa!

Talented Canadian Musicians include…

Sarah MacLauglin — Avril Lavigne — Shania Twain — Rush — Bryan Adams — Nickelback — Celine Dion — Nelly Furtado — Diana Krall.

If you’re a Rock music fan you’ll want to take a close look at “The Tragically Hip.”

Sidenote: Michel Fortin used to play in a “Hip” cover band.

This is interesting…

It’s only Canadians that have won “Rock Star” — Rock Music’s answer to American Idol.

Like myself…

The winner of Rock Star “INXS” — JD Fortune — is from Nova Scotia.

In fact…

- Sydney Crosby - Nova Scotian.

- Kiefer Sutherland - Nova Scotian.

- Sarah McLaughlin - Nova Scotian.

- Natalie MacMaster is A Nova Scotian Gem.

Nova Scotia Lox is served in Deli’s around the world.

Nova Scotia Dulse is a nutritional marvel.

Ever had Blueberry Juice…Blueberry Grunt? — Spectacular!

If your a dog lover you’ll want to Google, Nova Scotia Duck Toller — A beautiful breed!


- The memorial for the Titanic is in Nova Scotia.

- The Bluenose (A revered Tall-ship) was built in Nova Scotia.

- Citadel Hill is a historical Masterpiece.


- You can NOT find more scenic views or better golf than “The Highlands” of Cape Breton.

Okay — enough promotion for Tourism Nova Scotia. : )

As for copywriters…

Steve Slaunwhite (The B2B guy) is also a Nova Scotian born copywriter.

James Brown — currently enrolled in my coaching program — A Nova Scotian.

Sidenote: Us Nova Scotians call ourselves Bluenosers. : )

More “Top-Notch” Canadian Copywriters include…

John Manley — Daniel Levis - Michel Fortin — Barnaby Kalan — Ron Marshak - Troy White

Ted Kikoler — Nick Usborne — Gordon Graham — Mark Vanderkam.

Amazing eh?

9 Comments - I want to hear your opinion. Click here to leave a comment. »

Comment by Robert

April 30, 2007 @ 11:38 am

Now, how many of them there Canadians are still living in Canada again?

Seems like they are migrating South to warm whatever it is in their veins


Comment by Mike

May 8, 2007 @ 3:43 pm

Sure, Canadians have some good copywriters but the heavyweight title belongs to the Czechs!


Comment by Paul

June 6, 2007 @ 3:23 pm

Yea, ya gotta love the quiet Canadian revolution. Keep up the great work Shaune, lookin forward to working with you.


Comment by Nell

June 30, 2007 @ 11:24 pm

Miss Alice Seba - the Internet Marketing Sweetie - is also Canadian. Not a current copywriter for pay, but a kick butt Internet Marketer for sure!

Comment by Ryan Healy

July 9, 2007 @ 5:24 pm

Speaking of Canada, what do you think of this shirt…

Canada: America’s Hat

Really, the humor isn’t just in the geography; it’s also funny because it portrays us Americans like we really are: pompous imperialists.

I love Canadians. :-)

Comment by Snowboardjohn

July 11, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

I love Canada!

Lived in Whistler for 5 years before I had to move back to Australia.

Great country you guys have - especially the whole west coast.

Comment by Steve Slaunwhite

July 25, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

Dean Jackson, one of the best copywriters and direct marketers in the world, is Canadian.

Comment by babs g

November 28, 2007 @ 11:38 am

There are advantages to being a Canadian. But we learn a lot about our American cousins too.

Comment by Bette Arnold

April 29, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

Well…my great-grandparents are from Nova Scotia. Do I get at least 1/2 credit?

“Bottom Line” Bette

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